Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Illustrator of the Week no 7: Vicky Scott

Vicky Scott is another illustrator who incorporates paper and other materials into her work. Since graduating from Brighton University she has worked for a number of clients including Paperchase. Her website lists her influences as the 1920’s, fashion, found images, humour, psychedelic 60’s art and often just pure fantasy..


Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Paris Je T'aime

Had a lovely time in Paris, here are a few photos from my trip.


Sunday, 24 August 2008

I want one of these!

Available from Etsy

Monday, 18 August 2008

Au Revoir!

Off to Paris, see you when i return!

Sunday, 17 August 2008

A Life in Polaroids

Recently I read on the Guardian website about a site full of polaroids, one for each day of the photographer's life. Jamie Livingston documented little moments during his life in New York.. from March 1979 to the day he died in 1997. His friend Hugh Crawford then started a blog to document them, as can be seen here. It's quite touching as well as an interesting look at the changing times from the 70s onwards.


Thursday, 14 August 2008

Sketchblog: Andrea Joseph

I recently came across the work of Andrea Joseph (via Fffound, a great site for random images). Considering her sketches are all done in cheap biro, they're pretty impressive!

Monday, 11 August 2008

Illustrator of the Week no 6: Rob Ryan

Continuing on the previous 'cut out' theme, Rob Ryan is the master at the fine art of cutting beautiful patterns out of paper. He has recently opened a new shop called Ryantown in London, you can see the blog for it here. I have Ryan's book, This is For You, which has some lovely work inside. I recommend it! The detail in his work is amazing.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

More Paper Cutouts: Su Blackwell

Check out these amazing book cut-out sculptures by Sheffield-born artist Su Blackwell. They're so detailed!

From top: Birds and Beasties, Alice: A Mad Tea Party, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Extasie.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Inspiration: Paper Cuttings

I have nearly completed an album cover for the lovely Plans & Apologies, who hail from my home town of Derby. I will post it once properly completed. Anyway for the cover I cut characters out of paper so I thought I would share some other artists' work who use brilliant paper cutting techniques.

Top and below, some beautiful work by British artist, Helen Musselwhite.

Below: Some fun work by French artist Jean Jullien. Will post more on this theme soon..


Monday, 4 August 2008

Inspiration: The Cherry Blossom Girl

I'm heading to Paris in a couple of weeks on the Eurostar, so thought this would give me chance to tell you about one of my favourite Frenchie blogs, The Cherry Blossom Girl. I mainly enjoy looking at it for the wonderful fashion photos which often form a story of some kind (for example Alice in Wonderland..) It's run by a girl called Alix, a fashion school graduate living in Paris with her own fashion line. Her photos are lovely as they are just so dream-like. Oh to live the Parisian dream!


Sunday, 3 August 2008

Charity Shop Finds no 2: Taz Polaroid Camera!

Last week I found this polaroid camera at my local charity shop.. I kind of had to buy it! Sad that the film are so pricey though, and that they won't be available that much longer! If anyone knows where you can pick up the 600 films for cheap let me know! Even ebay's rubbish.
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